Washington teens serve as N.C. House pages

Published 6:24 pm Friday, July 19, 2019

From the Office of Rep. Keith Kidwell

RALEIGH — Rebecca Zerniak and Ridge Zerniak, both students at Washington High School, recently served as a page for the North Carolina House of Representatives. The teens are the children of Shannon Zerniak and Walt Zerniak and were sponsored by Rep. Keith Kidwell (R – Beaufort, Craven). They were appointed and introduced to the members of the House during session on Monday night.

The North Carolina House Page Program offers a unique and firsthand experience to students from across the state. Each year, the program provides a captivating insight into government by connecting students with elected leaders of North Carolina. Pages are given the opportunity to observe North Carolina lawmakers, lobbyists, staff and constituents working together in the legislative process. The pages witness and learn how a bill becomes a law, the structure of state government and the legislative process. House pages attend session and committee meetings each day. House pages are also given the opportunity to provide office assistance to members and staff of the House of Representatives.